Madeline Usher has been buried alive. The doomed heroine comes to the fore in this eerie reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Gothic, moody, and suspenseful from beginning to end, The Fall is literary horror for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Asylum.
Madeline awakes in a coffin. And she was put there by her own twin brother. But how did it come to this? In short, non-chronological chapters, Bethany Griffin masterfully spins a haunting and powerful tale of this tragic heroine and the curse on the Usher family. The house itself is alive, and it will never let Madeline escape, driving her to madness just as it has all of her ancestors. But she won't let it have her brother, Roderick. She'll do everything in her power to save him--and try to save herself--even if it means bringing the house down around them.
With a sinister, gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Poe himself, Bethany Griffin creates a house of horrors and introduces a whole new point of view on a timeless classic. Kirkus Reviews praised it in a starred review as "A standout take on the classic haunted-house tale replete with surprises around every shadowy corner."
Level 4.8, 10 Points
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|Grouping Author||griffin bethany|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-18 22:55:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-19 00:06:52AM|
|auth_author2||Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.|
|author2-role||Poe, Edgar Allan,1809-1849.Fall of the house of Usher.|
|available_at_school||Antioch High, Cane Ridge High, Glencliff High, Stratford STEM High|
|detailed_location_school||Antioch High - Teen Fiction, Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction, Glencliff High - Teen Fiction, Stratford High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness but she hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring she never leaves the property.|
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|owning_location_school||Antioch High, Cane Ridge High, Glencliff High, Stratford STEM High|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000449052|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,||420 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:86c4c783-c61f-4aa0-ae83-a792a85887d4|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Horror tales, American, Twins -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Fall, The fall / Bethany Griffin|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters, Classic Literature, Horror, Horror tales, American, Twins, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|